Roundup Claimants Slam 'Frankenstein-ian' $2B Bayer Deal

By Rachel O'Brien (March 5, 2021, 8:35 PM EST) -- Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the "anemic" settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more than sick plaintiffs.

The proposed $2 billion class settlement follows last June's separate announcement that Bayer would pay $9.6 billion to resolve most of the approximately 125,000 claims in the sprawling multidistrict litigation that the chemical glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup made by Monsanto causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a...

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